March 18, 2007 |
Tuesday C-Murder "Screamin' 4 Vengeance" (Priority/Capitol) The New Orleans rapper, under house arrest while awaiting retrial for, yes, murder, addresses his situation with the help of guest artists such as Snoop Dogg and Chamillionaire. Joss Stone "Introducing Joss Stone" (Virgin) Her image gets flashier and more seductive, but she's still the little gal with the big, soulful voice and classic Atlantic Records grooves.
January 3, 2002 |
* The Grove of Anaheim will present the Go-Go's on Feb. 24 and Ani DiFranco (right) on March 2. Tickets are available now.... Michelle Branch plays the Roxy on Feb. 8, with tickets going on sale Friday.... The Autumns, Parlour, W.A.C.O. and Dick Army play a benefit Jan. 23 at the El Rey Theatre for Damien Echols, who was convicted of murder in the controversial Arkansas case profiled in the HBO movie "Paradise Lost." ...
November 9, 1997
EXECUTIVE FILM EDITOR, Anne Hurley CAPSULES BY Richard Cromelin RESEARCH BY Kathleen Craughwell
February 28, 1997
Pavement's music describes a life that alternately flows and lurches, sometimes tentatively feeling its way into a situation, sometimes soaring with pure exhilaration. Fronted by Stephen Malkmus' warm drawl and driven by restless rock-guitar arrangements, the music captures a cascade of impressions and images with a natural charm and an uncommon emotional richness.
April 6, 1995
On his new album, "Everyman," Australian singer-songwriter Simon Bonney plugs into a classic tradition, framing an internal quest as a geographical journey. Bonney crisscrosses the American heartland, detouring around cliches in a song cycle whose country-folkish cabaret style generates a haunting atmosphere and spiritual resonance. Atmosphere and resonance were sorely missing in Bonney's show at LunaPark on Tuesday.
August 17, 1994
Brand New Heavies, very old grooves. Although the English band flirted with the cutting edge a couple of years ago on its second album, a round-robin collaboration with a host of rappers, the Brand New Heavies are partisans of natural, organic R&B. At the House of Blues on Monday they took the stage in classic deployment, the core group's bass and drums supported by keyboards and a live horn section. They went on to demonstrate that while purity is fine, it's not enough.